I do understand people do eat silkies but in my case I have to many silkies as pets. I would never eat them but I do eat chicken from the store so what will be will be. I would be apoplexy to hear someone ate their silkies that they raised. My silkies are bantam size so there is hardly no meat per say. God made us all different so........................ I am not putting anyone down don't misunderstand its just my opinion and we all have one.